Sometimes in business you have to change direction

“Thomas Edison once declared, ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.’ Buckle up for a story of tenacity.” “Hey there, superhero fan! Ever flipped through a Marvel comic and felt the adrenaline rush as Iron Man took flight or Spidey swung between New York’s skyscrapers? 🦹 Picture this: It’s the […]

Pick Your tax advisors Wisely

“Warren Buffett wisely noted, ‘It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.’ Alright, gather round, footie fans and finance aficionados alike, because I’ve got a tale for you! This isn’t just about football; it’s about big money, tricky trusts, and a legendary club’s near downfall 😒 So, there’s this […]

Pick Your Accountants Wisely

“Confucius noted, ‘Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.’ Hiring a professional is not just about recognizing their knowledge but understanding what lies beneath their glitter.” 🪙 Alright, imagine you’re chilling in your favourite armchair, and your phone buzzes with a headline – “WorldCom, the telecom giant, declares bankruptcy!” That’s the stuff […]

Review your accounts on a monthly basis and know what is going on in your business

“As Warren Buffet wisely said, ‘Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.’ 😟 Ever heard the story of the old British bank that crumbled because of one guy’s risky bets in far-off Singapore? Grab a seat; this one’s quite a rollercoaster 🎢 Enter Barings Bank, the British financial heavyweight that’s been around since 1762. […]

Cash Is King – Even large seemingly invincible Companies can go under from lack of cash

Ever wondered how some giant businesses, seemingly invincible, crumble overnight? You know, once upon a not-so-distant time, there was a kingdom of joy called Toys “R” Us. It was where children’s dreams came alive, aisles bursting with action figures, video games, and those bikes with the little tassels hanging from the handlebars. To kids, Geoffrey […]

How a Pizza company turned around from falling sales

“Oscar Wilde once said, ‘Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.’ Ready for a redemption story? Hey there, fellow foodie! Ever had one of those Dominos pizzas? Well, guess what? Domino’s Pizza was once the “king of meh” in the pizza world 🍕 Back in 2009, the scene wasn’t so rosy for Domino’s. […]

How Lego Focused Their Business On Profitable Parts Of Their Business

As Ben Franklin once said, ‘Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.’ 🚢 Ever trodden on a Lego brick in the wee hours? Crikey, that’s a wince-worthy wakeup call, innit? But let’s chinwag about how those tiny torture devices, also known as Lego bricks, completely changed the game for a […]

Focusing on cost reduction can significantly increase your profits

As Ben Franklin once said, ‘Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.’ 🚢 After the second world war in Japan, a business philosophy is born that will soon transform Japan’s industrial landscape. Its name? Kaizen 👈 Kaizen, a concept that roughly translates to “continuous improvement”, sounds simple on paper. But […]

Increasing Sales Volumes Isn’t Always The Best Strategy

“Don’t mistake movement for progress” – Denzel Washington. Is the sales frenzy disguising a harsh reality in your small business? Ever feel like you’re running on a treadmill and getting nowhere with your business? I was talking to a client of mine a couple of days ago who had put a new product on the […]